Did you know that August is recognized as Neurosurgery Awareness Month? The American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) dedicates this month as an observance of the significant role of neurosurgeons in providing care to patients with conditions of the brain, spine, and peripheral nervous system. But what exactly does this mean? After all, what is a neurosurgeon and when would someone need to potentially consider seeking care from one?
Researchers have already associated fruit and vegetable consumption with a lower risk for heart disease and stroke, but a new study found eating these foods may also decrease the risk for peripheral artery disease (PAD).
Keeping your brain busy as you age may help ward off problems with memory and cognition. A recent study published in JAMA Neurology found that older adults who used computers or engaged in activities such as crafting or playing games had as much as a 30 percent lower risk for age-related cognitive problems.